Big Business vs. Big Government: The Future of Power and Capitalism

David Rothkopf, President and Chief Executive, Garten Rothkopf, and Foreign Policy blogger. Moderated by Greg Goldner.

Wal-Mart, number one on the Fortune 500 list, has revenues that are on par with the GDP of Norway, the twenty-fifth largest economy in the world. Furthermore, Wal-Mart’s employees outnumber the populations of almost a hundred countries. The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, controls assets greater than the national reserves of any nation on the planet. A private philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spends as much worldwide on health care as the World Health Organization. David Rothkopf argues that this rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. Join us for a look at the power struggle that is reordering the global economy.

Speaker Bio


David Rothkopf, “Free-market evangelists face a lonely fate,” Financial Times, 01/31/2012

David Rothkopf, “Fixing Capitalism Means Taking Power Back From Business,” Time Magazine, 01/19/2012

Check out Rothkopf’s Foreign Policy blog

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Additional Information

His new book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead, will be available for purchase and signing following the program. - 

The first fifty YP members to register will receive a complimentary copy of Rothkopf's book, Power, Inc., at the program. Not a member? Join and attend this program for $80 and be eligible to receive the book.